Needlework Designer/Teacher

Gay Ann Rogers



© Gay Ann Rogers,   2008 -–2022

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My World of Needlework

Moving on from Mail Jail


As your packages arrive, please check the contents. Visit EWeek 2022 and note the pages in the instructions booklets and all supplies listed. Make sure you have everything described.


If you are new to my designs, please read about my instructions and the reason I package them the way I do.

Scroll down to lower yellow navigation bar and click on

INSTRUCTIONS.


Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,  

nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.

Updated December 1, 2022

SHRINKING BLACK HOLES.

I will tend to them more vigorously after EWeek finishes....

YOU HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 13 to report EWeek 2022 mistakes. When the clock rolls over to December 14, you are on your own.

ASKING A FAVOR Please Check Your Packages As Soon As They Arrive

Yes, you have until December 13 to report mistakes in your patterns and kits from EWeek 2022, but if you wish to be kind to a weary designer, you will check your packages as they arrive.


Please don't wait till 11:58 pm on December 13. Please check them now.


If you bought this kit from me at EWeek, would you please email me? Thank you. Click here to contact me.

If you bought

Sapphire Rounded Heart: Please email me

BELOW:THIS IS REAL NEEDLEPOINT

We call what I do 'Needlepoint' but it isn't really needlepoint.

'Needlepoint' is a contemporary name for Canvas Embroidery.

Real Needlepoint is Lace and below is a detail of a pretty piece.

This piece of romantic needlepoint is called Point de Gaze

Point de Gaze is a Brussels needlelace very popular from the middle of the 19th century to the end.  Notice the large rose with added layers of buttonhole petals to make it dimensional.  So much of needlelace of this sort is  Buttonhole Stitch done with needle in hand using incredibly fine thread.

Point de Gaze played an important role in my collecting life for it was the first lace that taught me to see the difference between handmade and machine-made lace.

How? I will see if I can explain tomorrow morning..


BELOW: A SECOND PIECE OF POINT DE GAZE LACE

Another pretty piece of Point de Gaze lace, but there's an important difference.

Can you see what the difference is?

COMPARING TWO POINT DE GAZE ROSES

The rose on the left is handmade, the rose on the right is machine-made.

Can you see the difference? Look at the petals on each rose: the rose on the left shows the buttonhole filling, the rose on the right looks like it is woven.